Southeastern students honored for work on yearbook

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Four Southeastern Louisiana University students have been honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work on the university’s 2011 yearbook, “Le Souvenir.”
     Chelsee Lamarca a kinesiology major from Ponchatoula and co-editor of the yearbook, received certificates of merit for her cover design and for “people spread without mug photos.” She shared a certificate of merit for “people spread with mug photos,” with Emily Melancon, special education major from Prairieville and co-editor of the yearbook.
     Donald Aime of Hammond, sports editor of the 2011 “Le Souvenir” and recent Southeastern graduate, received a certificate of merit award in the category of “people spread without mug photos, multi-page presentation.”
     Chris Martin of Albany, the assistant editor/news editor for “The Lion’s Roar” and yearbook assistant, was awarded a third place certificate for “index for yearbooks.” Martin is currently pursuing his degree in mass communication.
     “The Gold Circle Awards is one of the more prestigious and competitive programs in journalism,” said Lee Lind, director of Student Publications. “Having our staff receive recognition in this competition shows that Southeastern students are gaining the education and experience that will ensure they can compete on a national and global level. I’m very proud of what our students have accomplished.”
     The awards, presented at the association’s annual convention in New York City, were selected from among thousands of entries. The Gold Circle Awards recognize superior work by student journalists and are judged by a panel of experienced journalists and educators.
     The Columbia Scholastic Press Association was founded in 1925 to help unite student editors and faculty advisors to produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. The association is affiliated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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